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  1. Thanks for the advice, this will be fun YouTube here I come!
  2. Hello Denis, it’s me again with my questions. I was wondering what technique you used for the figurehead. Did you sculpt it with the in software feature? Just wondering because I’m not that great at sculpting detailed characters/animals yet. Thanks and and Happy Modeling, Zach
  3. Those cannons look beautiful. It’s coming along great! Nice Job, Zach
  4. That would be awesome, my computer would probably explode though Happy modeling, Zach
  5. Hi Greg and Denis. I was wondering, will the 3D model be downloadable as a blend file at a certain price or will it only be pictures? Thanks, Zach
  6. Thanks for the advice m. I'll make sure to switch it around Happy Modeling, Zach
  7. I love the way you give the more modern ships a rusty, weathered look! It adds so much to the mood of the paintings. Happy painting, Zach
  8. I have been researching and studying the HMS Pandora recently and decided to attempt at building a 3d model of her. She's a beautiful ship and definitely worth modeling. I am currently working on the keel, and will be using various different resources (mainly the anatomy of the ship book) to build her. I'll attach an image of a quick scene I set up involving my gunpowder barrels and lanterns. This will be an arduous and difficult challenge, and hopefully I'll be able to see her through. I'm using a software called Blender to model and do my renderings on. Once I finish the keel I'll start a main log and post on there regularly (hopefully). Any future comments on inaccuracies would be much appreciated. Even though I love the time period I'm not super smart about the terms and parts of ship. I haven't really downloaded any textures yet and I should be able to use basic materials and roughness values to make things look like iron, wood, etc Happy modeling, Zach
  9. Ok thanks! This well help. Happy modeling, Zach
  10. I'm currently working on a Revell plastic model of the USS Constitution. It's was a quick build, $20, but I have one problem. The plastic sails provides look very unrealistic so I was going to cut cloth sails out of an old t shirt. Is there any good process or way that makes the sails the same size and shape, otherwise than just trying to cut it and hope for the best? Thanks, Zach
  11. Ok. I'm currently living the U.S. I may consider buying one. Good luck and happy painting! Zach
  12. These paintings are absolutely amazing Jim! If you sold them thwy would definitely be worth buying
  13. So this is the new project you talked about in your pandora build log. It's great to see your skill in action again. I just have one question. Is the Pandora also a swan class frigate? Happy modeling, Zach
  14. Amazing model Rich. I love that natural wood look. It makes the model look super realistic! I can't wait to see the final ship. Happy modeling, Zach

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